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Can anyone assist in identifying these 2 palms. We just purchased a house that had them in the screen pool area. They look like they need some extra love, so starting off by trying to determine what they are.

If you can see the condition and recommend a treatment, that's helpful as well.

Thank you in advance.

 

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1: Adonidia Merrillii (Christmas Palm)

2: Ravenea Rivularis (Majesty Palm)

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Majesties like lots of water and fertilizer. They actually don't look bad at all from here. Congratulations on the new house. 

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I gave them all a very small amount of my Florikan CRF 8-2-12 palm blend. I didn’t want to give them too much, because I wasn’t sure if it would do more harm than good. 
 

First picture is the Christmas palm and then second is the Majesty palm. Thoughts? 
 

 

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14 minutes ago, Cayman1 said:

I gave them all a very small amount of my Florikan CRF 8-2-12 palm blend. I didn’t want to give them too much, because I wasn’t sure if it would do more harm than good. 
 

First picture is the Christmas palm and then second is the Majesty palm. Thoughts? 
 

 

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Do all the fronds look like that or just the lowest/oldest ones? Also if they were neglected for a while that could be it. I'm just spitballing, but a hot summer w/o regular water? There's lots of people more educated than me on here. 

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40 minutes ago, Cayman1 said:

I gave them all a very small amount of my Florikan CRF 8-2-12 palm blend. I didn’t want to give them too much, because I wasn’t sure if it would do more harm than good. 
 

First picture is the Christmas palm and then second is the Majesty palm. Thoughts? 
 

 

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Could be some normal transplant shock, nothing to worry about.

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Thank you both. Should I use the Florikan on them or something else?  Maybe a liquid?

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Cayman1 said:

Thank you both. Should I use the Florikan on them or something else?  Maybe a liquid?

 

 

I can't answer that. I know nothing about Florikan or the soil or your climate. I personally use all kinds of crap on my potted palms because I don't know what I'm doing. I use Carl Pool slow release, Jobes organic palm food, and I mix what I call Stink Water every other watering. It's Alaska fish emulsion and SuperThrive. I also added some seaweed/humic acid this past week and it's now Violent Stink. It smells like a Taco Bell dumpster caught c.diff. 

 

Learning curve and I'm a casual. 

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I put dry leaves from my avocado trees in the soil around my palms.

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I also put dead leaf bases from my Chamaedorea Seifrizii clump sometimes because they produce a lot of fronds and they're fast palms.

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On 8/29/2022 at 9:01 PM, JohnAndSancho said:

It smells like a Taco Bell dumpster caught c.diff.

ROFLMFAO! :floor2:  That's a major reason I don't use fish emulsion.  I'd rather use synthetics than wander around my yard wondering where the dead possums were hiding...

As far as fertilizer goes, the dead spots in the leaves look like a potassium deficiency, and the general "light green" color is typical of nitrogen deficiencies.  I'd think any controlled-release palm fertilizer should do fine.  I use Osmocote in my nursery area pots, but I think the Florikan "CRF" type is the polymer beads with controlled release timing based on temperature/water/etc.  That's probably a good choice.  The only ones to definitely avoid (especially in pots) are granular fast release types. 

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